Engine Peugeot ES9J4

The 3.0-liter Peugeot ES9J4 or XFZ engine was produced from 1996 to 2000 together with Renault and was installed on the largest and most powerful models of the French concern, such as 406 and 605. This engine, as a result of a slight modernization in 2000, received a new index ES9J4S.

Engines of the ES family: ES9J4, ES9J4S, ES9A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Peugeot 406 I (D8/D9) in 1997 – 2000;
  • Peugeot 605 I (Y30) in 1996 – 1999;
  • Citroen Xantia I (X1/X2) in 1997 – 2000;
  • Citroen XM I (Y3/Y4) in 1997 – 2000.


Production years 1996-2000
Displacement, cc 2946
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 194
Torque output, Nm 267
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 87
Piston stroke, mm 82.6
Compression ratio 10.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.75
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Peugeot 605 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 190

Disadvantages of the ES9J4 engine

  • Most problems for the owner are caused by a variety of electrical glitches.
  • Even slight overheating causes leaks from numerous gaskets and seals.
  • Timing belt replacement is very expensive, and driving to the last is fraught with overhaul.
  • Poor-quality gasoline quickly disables candles and coils after them.
  • Lambda probes can’t handle bad fuel, and replacing all four of them isn’t cheap.

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